Howard Wolosky, former editor-in-chief of Practical Accountant and WebCPA columnist, has a moving post today called "Auditors: Doing the Right Thing?" on his brand new blog (which I immediately added to my blogroll and I recommend you do the same!)
I love how Howard tells the story and makes us stop and take pause.
His blog is named Instigator which I believe reflects a side of Howard we shall see much more of...the provocative side. The particular post that I refer to discusses courage (and fear) in the context of auditors ability to improve and, shall we say, responsibility to help resolve, the failure of the current audit standards and procedures to accomplish part of their intended task--protecting shareholders by providing enough information about the financial position of the company audited.
I'd love to see his challenge to the AICPA met. And welcome thoughts from auditors here or, of course, on Howard's blog.